Phyllis Schafly, the conservative leader who is credited with defeating the Equal Rights Amendment, is warning anyone who thinks the Supreme Court has settled the issue of “gay marriage” that “it’s not the end, it’s the beginning.”
The author of “Who Killed the American Family” told WND the decision Friday is “a shocking attempt by the Supreme Court to establish judicial supremacy in violation of everything the American Constitution has stood for.”
“We have a government of three separate powers and they have their duties, rights and obligations, but nobody assigned to the judicial branch in the Constitution has the right to overturn the law that we’ve had for millennia,” she said. “It’s just not the kind of country that we live in.”
Her comments came Friday after the Supreme Court, 5-4, ordered the creation of same-sex marriage across the nation. Justice Anthony Kennedy’s reasoning included citations to Confucius and Cicero, and his opinion was blasted by four separate dissents that found the Constitution has no reference to marriage and doesn’t support the majority opinion.
The majority included two justices, Ruth Ginsburg and Elena Kagan, who publicly had advocated for same-sex marriage even while the case was under consideration but refused to recuse themselves.
Schlafly believes the decision will create a new political movement and more legal challenges. She drew a comparison to the issue of abortion, which is “settled law” but remains a hot political issue generating opposition from millions of Americans.
She said the idea that “one judge on the Supreme Court can just undo the whole marriage law is just not the American way.” However, Kengor warns some of those battles will have the church, or other Christian institutions, on the defensive, because there will be more attacks by the state on the religious freedom of Christians.
“With this decision, the religious persecution will now begin full throttle. These five justices have arrogated and rendered unto themselves what heretofore was the province of the laws of nature and nature’s God – the right to define what is marriage. They have made it no less than a constitutional right. Amazingly, they’ve done so even after several years of watching what leftists – in the name of ‘tolerance’ – will do to those who dare to disagree with them on redefining marriage.”
Kengor believes the marriage decision simply expands the battlefield by providing new ways for social conservatives and Christian institutions to be targeted.
“This stunning new constitutional invention of ‘gay marriage’ will be an extraordinary and extremely damaging wrecking ball for the secular left to attack religious people who disagree with them. A long period of official persecution against religious people has just been launched,” he said.
This is going to get really ugly. Really, really ugly. Mark the date June 26, 2015, on your calendar.’”
Kengor says modern America has now been firmly uprooted from its religious and cultural foundations. “This single act, or ‘thunderbolt’ as our ‘gay-marriage’ president gleefully called it, constitutes a firm separation from our nation’s Judeo-Christian underpinnings and understanding of marriage and family. This, ladies and gentlemen, is a fundamental transformation. A genuine revolution and true fundamental transformation began on this day.”
“On January 22, 1973, the court allowed Americans to determine what they consider a human life. Now, on June 26, 2015, the court allowed Americans to determine what they consider marriage and family. This truly is a new day for America, no question.”